After the dreariness of January, February is a welcome arrival. Spring is finally on the horizon and, with Valentine’s Day, the world around us is covered in love hearts and wonderful things. We love February!
It’s the time of year to spoil your beloved, carve out some quality time together and just enjoy being a couple. And what better way to celebrate than by sneaking away somewhere new together and enjoying a romantic break?
Luckily, Hallmark Hotels are here for you and happen to have hotels located in some of the most romantic places in the UK… And some of its most romantic historic buildings too!
Take a winter spa break
There is no better reason to whisk your lover away than for a weekend of being pampered and spoiled together on one of our spa breaks.
Starting from just £61 per person, you and your better half can enjoy an overnight stay in one of our selected spa hotels, a 30-minute spa treatment each, an evening meal for two and a hearty breakfast the next morning.
This is a charming winter getaway that is also completely affordable, so it’s ideal for couples who are watching their budgets.
Discover the biggest romantic of all time by visiting his home town
Who might we be talking about, you wonder? Well, William Shakespeare himself, of course! He wrote about the face that launched a thousand ships and created the most famous story of star crossed lovers in the world.
Stratford-Upon-Avon is the birthplace of Shakespeare, so naturally it’s a place of historic importance – but it also happens to be an incredibly pretty town to explore. Full of boutique shops, gorgeous stone cottages, thatched rooves, museums and a glorious butterfly farm, Stratford is the perfect destination for a romantic weekend away.
Hallmark Hotel Stratford Upon Avon The Welcombe is one of our most spectacular hotels. Set in 157 acres of landscaped grounds, the Grade II listed Jacobean manor house was designed by the architect behind the glorious Lille cathedral.
Picture four-poster beds, open log fires, exquisite antique décor and traditional oak panels. This is possibly the most romantic hotel imaginable – so what better place to relax by the fire, after a day walking around the picturesque Stratford-Upon-Avon?
You can take a leisurely boat ride along the canal, attend a play at the famous Royal Shakespeare theatre or you could simply spend the entire weekend at the hotel, walking around the grounds, enjoying spa treatments or even playing a game of golf on our 18 hole championship golf course!
Explore the Peak District à deux and marvel at the untamed wilderness
The Peak District happens to be one of the most beautiful places in the British Isles, in our opinion. You can explore rounded hills, limestone gorges and valleys that will practically inspire poetry.
This is a lovely place to hike with your loved one, take lots of photos and enjoy some perfect tranquillity.
After all the walking and exploring, head to Hallmark Hotel Derby Mickleover Court for a romantic dinner for two in our acclaimed brasserie.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and colour of light in Cambridge
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cambridge is running their annual e-Luminate festival, which will see light installations all over this beautiful and historic city.
So many of the gorgeous buildings in Cambridge will be lit up and glowing gloriously, with different colours, patterns and images. It really is a spectacular sight and a perfect Valentine’s Day treat for you and your partner.
And Hallmark Hotel Cambridge is happily situated only five miles north of the city centre. So, after you have soaked up enough light, art and science, you can mosey on back to the hotel and relax with a spa treatment and a steam, sauna and swim in the leisure club before enjoying a slap-up meal for two in the Hallmark Grill. Perfect.
Retail therapy for two in Chester
If both of you are partial to a little shopping, then making it the theme of your romantic holiday is a great idea!
Chester is a gorgeous little historic city, filled with incredible Roman ruins and artefacts, and is home to one of the coolest shopping areas in the UK: the famous Chester Rows.
This unique shopping quarter is over 700 years old and houses some amazing independent labels and local boutiques selling Cheshire treasures. It’s a heavenly shopping experience to indulge in with your beloved.
The award-winning Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen is one of our quirkiest hotels and, as one of our most popular wedding locations, it’s a great choice for couples! Not only is the restaurant the proud owner of an AA rosette, but the rooms are exquisitely decorated, many of them being royal-themed so the two of you can feel like a king and queen for the duration of your stay.
We hope you find your ideal romantic holiday with Hallmark Hotels, as there is always plenty of choice and winter deals to enjoy. If you have any queries whatsoever, get in touch and one of our team will be happy to help you design the perfect Valentine’s break.